The BIO Equality and Diversity Committee (BIO-E&D) The BIO Equality and Diversity Committee (BIO-E&D)

Within the School of Biological Sciences, activities are coordinated by the BIO Equality and Diversity Committee (BIO-E&D), a cross-departmental initiative led by co-chairs Dr Simone Immler and Dr Michael Wormstone. The group includes academic, technical and administrative staff, post-doctoral Research Associates and post-graduate research students from across the whole school, as well as professionals from Human Resources and the Equality and Diversity Office. BIO-E&D also works closely with staff from the Centre for Staff and Educational Development (CSED) and the Career Service

Since its inception in September 2012, BIO-E&D has met monthly to analyse and reflect on cultural practices that affect equality at all levels within the school.

Having achieved Bronze status in 2013, BIO-E&D led the successful application for Athena SWAN silver status awarded in 2016. 

Name Position

Dr Simone Immler 


Dr Michael Wormstone 

Co-chairs.  Also represent the School at the SCI Faculty and UEA-wide Athena SWAN Steering Groups.
Dr Iain Barr Senior Lecturer
Dr Richard Bowater Reader
Ros Brown Head of School PA
Tammy Denitto Human Resources Adviser
Alice Dore PhD student
Prof Jenny Gill Professor of Applied Ecology
Emma Godbold Head of School PA
Alice Godden Research Technician
Matthew Gooch Project Office (Equality and Diversity), Human Resources
Georgina Hallsworth Local Support team
Dr Gabriella Kelemen Senior Lecturer
Katie Large Project Coordinator - Athena SWAN and Equality & Diversity, Faculty of Science
Dominic Lucey Undergraduate student
Prof Andrea Munsterberg Professor of Developmental Biology
Charlotte Price School Manager
Dr Gary Rowley Senior Lecturer
Sophie Smith Undergraduate student
Jenny Summers Human Resources Adviser
Joanne Wright Teaching Technician
Prof Kay Yeoman Professor of Science Communication